4139 Tasting Notes
Back before Goodies Co. went out of business, I got a sample of this tea in one of my goodies boxes. I could smell the onion-y chive right away, from the moment I tore into the package. I could smell the other vegetables too, it reminded me a bit of a vegetable broth sort of smell, but with a hint of citrus.
Unusual but tasty. It’s a bit thinner than I wanted from it – it might be better if the tea wasn’t decaffeinated. It would have probably tasted more round and had a more satisfying taste and texture.
Mild and tasty though. Not bad.
I’m not always a big fan of Ginseng. It can sometimes taste too earthy. Like … dirt and cardboard. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of this flavor combination.
But … this is not at all what I expected … it surprised me from the first sip. Sweet honey notes, toasty, nutty flavors. Light vegetative tone. Not overly herbaceous and while it is a little earthy, I wouldn’t say it’s dirt or cardboard like in any way.
Good. An enjoyable way to consume Ginseng!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/18/ginseng-vitality-oolong-tea-teasenz/
I loved the idea of a pumpkin toffee tea … I love pumpkin … I love toffee … what’s not to love! The toffee notes are portrayed really nicely in this tea. Sweet and spicy from the pumpkin spices, creamy. Delicious.
The toffee tastes buttery and accentuates the pumpkin really nicely … not a flavor combination I would have thought of but it works. I love that Frank chose a green tea base here instead of black tea, I think that the black tea would have obscured some of the tasty nuances of the toffee and pumpkin.
I love Osmanthus Oolong teas … Osmanthus often has a “peach-like” flavor to it, so, I think it compliments the Oolong very nicely. This Osmanthus here is a little less like peach … and a little more like pollen-y nectar, and I’m liking this difference. I love the peach notes of Osmanthus, but I like that this is different. It gives off a unique sort of sweetness that I enjoyed.
Smooth, buttery, creamy, honeyed. Beautifully floral. I got six very enjoyable infusions from the tea.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/17/oolong-osmanthus-jade-pearls-tea-mania/
I have tried three different teas from Joseph Wesley Black Tea and I loved all three. (The other reviews will be posted soon! Yeah, I’m still behind.) It would be hard for me to choose a favorite from the three that I tried. I could curl up in a cup of any one of them and be a happy tea sipper.
I love this company. They celebrate the beauty of tea. The artistry of it. Tea is something that should be celebrated … and I like that Joseph Wesley embraces that.
A beautiful dry leaf. Dark brown with lots of golden tips. The aroma is earthy.
The flavor is remarkably smooth and rich. Imagine warm, silky caramel. Yeah … that’s what I taste here. Luxurious and decadent. Indulgent! In my full-length review of this tea (see it here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/16/no-6-bai-lin-congfu-black-tea-from-joseph-wesley-black-tea/ ) I compare tasting this tea to licking the batter from a beater after mixing up a chocolate cake: you know you shouldn’t be so indulgent but you can’t resist. This tea … tastes like that. Indulgent … but what makes this better than the chocolate cake batter is that it’s guilt free!
A must try.
This is the second tea from my November Amoda Box that I sampled. I liked this Lu’an Guapian. Sweet and brothy! A very well-rounded mouthfeel. Not as vegetal as you might expect from a green tea.
Nutty tones bring a pleasant sweetness to the cup. Creamy. I didn’t get a lot of toasty notes as mentioned in Amoda’s description, however, the nutty notes do have a “fresh roasted nut” sort of taste to them.
A really enjoyable cuppa.
I am so impressed by Eco-Cha. Their packaging is gorgeous, and their teas are superb. This Dong Ding has a delicious “coffee” like flavor to it. Delicious, toasty, chestnut-y, sweet. I got quite a few infusions out of this one too … and each delivered a lovely flavor.
The first cup (infusions 1 and 2) gave me a hint of raisin-y sweetness that I really enjoyed, plus the aforementioned coffee and chestnut flavors.
The second cup was a stronger raisin note, which made this cup taste even sweeter than the first. Still nutty, toasty, smoky and warm tasting.
The third cup became a little softer in taste and texture but was still very flavorful.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/15/dong-ding-oolong-tea-eco-cha/
I don’t think I’ve tried a tea where lychee fruit and ginger were combined, but I like the result. Lychee tea can sometimes taste a bit “weird” … sort of chemical-y and sort of off, but, the ginger sort of curbs that weird lychee note.
I love that the base is a Fujian black tea – I can taste the caramel and cocoa notes and I like how these meld with the lychee and ginger.
Not perfume-y from the lychee, not too hot from the ginger … a really nice balance between the two components. I like it.
An excellent Genmaicha. I like that it’s organic. It is sweet and nutty, and I can taste the bittersweet notes of the Sencha. Fresh and light, but with a buttery, nutty, bake-y sort of taste too.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/14/organic-genmaicha-green-tea-blend-from-kally-tea/